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Offline 360c

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I have an 08 C class and have not had to top up oil between service at all.
A friend of mine with a current A4 winges about having to top up the oil every 1000 or so k's though.

Interesting data point, thanks.

Anyone else run a German daily driver ?



Offline blackr35


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Porsches drink oil. Both the Cayman S and the Cayenne Turbo require/d frequent top ups.



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can i ask who was the servicing dealer?
I have had bad experiences with one dealer.
But great experiences at another 2 dealers.

Have had the ML Merc....Not a patch on the X5.

BMW is a much better car all around.

Also tried the GL..but went for the X5.

Had Benzs for over 20 years...SL's E's ML's...great cars in the early days..Turned to crap about 10 years ago.
Switched to BMW and never looked back.
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Offline alvchua


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My wife's X5 35D - no oil topups needed thus far - car's done 35000kms.
M3 CSL - tight as a drum - not much oil use although it's only done 4500kms thus far.
1M - 5500kms thus far - no oil needed as yet.
1986 M635CSi - approx 500mls oil required  after 8000kms

as for Mercs - my previous C63 AMG was a shocker for oil use - 1.5lt used in 2000kms!
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Offline amgsl55

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my mazda rotaries used about 500mL per litre -  but they were 2 stroke engines.

The lexus -  never had to top it up in between services



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Current cars

M5 - needed a top up before the 2,000km service and once since (currently done about 5,500km).  Keep a litre in boot.
E63 - no oil added since new -  has now done 7,000km
911 Turbo S - no oil between annual services that I can recall - currently 34,000km
Ferrari 458 - uses about one litre per 3,000km but reducing  - 35,000km on clock.



Offline 360c

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can i ask who was the servicing dealer?
I have had bad experiences with one dealer.
But great experiences at another 2 dealers.


Stillwells in Toorak. I've bought all but 3 of my BMW's from them and I must have had a dozen or more by now.
Service used to be fantastic; but now it's crap. I think I'll try BMW Melbourne next service; but I am not sure I'll buy a BMW next time around.



Offline 360c

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my mazda rotaries used about 500mL per litre -  but they were 2 stroke engines.

The lexus -  never had to top it up in between services

The rotaries have a reputation for using oil................... and blowing Apex seals :)



Offline 360c

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Oil use seems a bit variable in modern European cars it seems.

I reckon if we did the same exercise 15 years ago most cars wouldn't be using extra oil. I would love to know what the story is with the modern engines.



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